The long, drawn-out story of New Skeena Forest
Products has come to a close, and the focus has now switched to what
comes next for the forest industry in northwestern BC.
Adding some sawmill
Interfor has added
some lumber producing assets, including Crown Pacific�s Gilchrist
sawmill, which underwent a $20 million upgrade just a few years ago.
A $24 million
modernization at Roseburg Roseburg
Forest Products� Dillard, Oregon sawmill has
completed a $24 million modernization that makes it one of the largest
production mills in the US.
distance with in-the-woods-chipping
Alberta contractor PineRidge Logging is
finding the transition to in-the-woods-chipping challenging, but is
willing to go the distance
The Chip-N-Saw: A
40 years on Logging & Sawmilling
Journal looks at the development of the Chip-N-Saw, which has played
such a central role in the development of high-speed production
equipment in the sawmill.
Sawmilling Journal provides all the facts and figures for one of
Canada�s main forest industry provinces, Ontario.
logging equipment life with single shift
Ontario contractor Henry Fiset and Sons finds
that single shift operations are safest, extend the life of their
machines�and deliver results to the bottom line.
Strong focus on PM
Independent sawmill Galloway Lumber has a
strong focus on preventative maintenance, and tweaking its equipment, to
keep the operation efficient.
Thinking lean in
sawmills are being encouraged to think �lean� by research organization
Forintek, and focus on reviewing overhead and material costs.
Strong case for
secondary manufacturer Peter Schmutz makes a strong case for diverting
high quality logs to turn out higher value products, creating market
opportunities for smaller sawmillers.
Producing in the
A Prentice 490 dual arch skidder is proving
its stuff in the steep eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains for
Alberta contractor Myles Heisler.